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KCSMMHZ
Sep 28, 2012 2:30pm PDT
will challenge chancellor merkel in the 2015 election. >> the french government unveils steep tax hikes on businesses and the country's wealthy as it seeks to cut the nation's budget deficit. >> in formula one, team mercedes is not going to renew michael schumacher's contract after the season is over. german chancellor angela merkel will have a formidable challenger when she seeks reelection next year. it has been announced that former finance minister peer steinbruck will be running to oppose her. >> is a sharp-witted and sharp- tongued opponent. his candidacy was announced earlier today in berlin. >> he is the spd star right now after the two other contenders made way for him. the parliamentary leader refused to run a second time, and party leader did not think he would attract enough votes, so steinbruck is said to compete against his onetime ally angela merkel for the chancellorship. >> i accept the challenge to take the spd to victory in the next election. that is our goal. we want to oust this government. >> steinbruck says he wants to head a social democrat green coalition. he ha
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
the opposition an edge, but the government claims it will retain its majority. >> opposition supporters have taken to the streets to celebrate victory. georgians went to the polls against a backdrop of prison abuse, a scandal that has damaged the once-popular government of mikhail saakashvili. his name rivals -- his main rival was to move the country into russia. it is not clear when the outcome will be known. let's go live to our reporter following the ballot in georgia. some confusion about the outcome, with both major groups claiming victory. do you have any further details? >> these elections have been a close race from the beginning. what we now hear from tbilisi, is that these elections obviously have turned out to become a victory for the opposition. the opposition -- the ballots showed that -- the exit polls showed that opposition leaders -- the opposition led by the oligarch who is accompanied with the president of georgia. >> is at stake? will this determine the future of the country -- >> what is at stake? will this determine the future of the country? >> this parliament will beco
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
of government since the collapse of the soviet union more than 20 years it. >> president mikheil saakashvili will stay in office, but his party has lost parliamentary elections to the opposition party, the georgian dream. now you'll have to get along with a new prime minister who ran a bitter campaign against him. >> batman is a once elusive millionaire who only wanted to politics last year. we will find out more about hamper our correspondent in moscow in just a moment. first, this report. >> it georgians will cut to the prospect of a new parliament. it's the first time since independence that an election rather than a revolution has led to the transfer of power. >> i expect improvements and laws so that children will be happy. i don't know how he will behave and what he will do for the people, but i see the people are hopeful. >> we expect things to get better. expect new things. the whole population is in a good mood. people meet each other and kiss each other. >> he swept to power in 2004 but faces accusations of but the rates vary and rule. his party will no longer control parliament. >
KCSMMHZ
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
earlier this month to resume construction after government leaders approved japan's new energy policy. the policy allows work to continue on plants already under construction while at the same time encourages japanese to end their reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s. the industry minister visited aomori prefecture two weeks ago. he told the governor that the ohma plan could be completed. j-power managers plan to inform residents of local municipalities of the decision next week. two other nuclear plants were under construction before last year's disaster. no decision has been made on resuming those projects. >>> once these facilities are built, they must pass stricter safety standards before they can start generating power. members of the newly formed nuclear regulation authority will draft the rules. the government created the nra after the fukushima accident exposed the shortcomings of the former watchdog. we're looking at what's expected of this new authority on today's "nuclear watch." the nra replaced the nuclear and industrial safety agency. it also took over the responsibili
KCSMMHZ
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
cabinet secretary osama fujimura said government officials are trying to resolve the dispute through a number of channels. >>> china's ambassador to japan says he's worried about relations. he made the remark at an annual event in tokyo ahead of china's national foundation day. cheng said september 29 marks 40 years since the normalization of diplomatic ties. he said exchanges in cooperation between china and japan have developed over that period, but he expressed anxiety about the current situation. >> translator: i am deeply worried about china's relationship with japan after its purchase of the islands. >> chinese embassy staff went ahead with the reception even after organizers in beijing canceled another ceremony to mark the anniversary. officials in both countries have canceled or suspended a number of other events. >>> japanese leaders are restating their points in front of a wider audience. foreign minister koichiro gemba addressed the united nations general assembly. he argued countries should resolve their disputes in accordance with international law. nhk world's jun oikaw
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. the japanese government is developing alliances with the philippines, vietnam, and other countries. those countries are also concerned with china's expansion. noda's speech is seen as reinforcing that policy. >> so what's the future of relations between japan and china and between japan and south korea? >> there is little hope though -- will continue. his china counterpart met in new york on tuesday on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. dealing with the issue. they said two countries should retain a broader perspective. but the chinese stood by their previous insistence that the islands are chinese territory. japanese government officials say china is expected to continue provocative activities near the islands for some time. japan is also hoping to have a foreign minister meeting with south korea in new york. but many observers say if the two ministers meet they are likely only to reiterate their positions without making progress on the territorial dispute. so it appears little will be the result for the time being and the noda administration is expected to face further difficul
KCSMMHZ
Sep 27, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, and the spanish government has unveiled a tough austerity budget for 2013. it foresees tax hikes and spending cuts. >> spain is desperately trying to avoid becoming the next country to accept a full sovereign bailout. the deputy prime minister announced the budget in madrid, saying the most important portion of the budget was social spending. but despite the cuts, there will be increases to pensions and university scholarships. well, agrees needs to cut 12 million euros in spending if it wants more international money -- greece needs to cut 12 million euros. leaders got down to business and reached a basic agreement on a fres round of austerity measures. >> the budget talks come as strikes and demonstrations continued in athens and other parts of greece. the protests have broad public support with virtually everyone affected from students and pensioners to those in need of ongoing medical assistance. >> hundreds of disabled greeks came to athens from across the country to tell the government not to cut their benefits. they say current average payments barely meet their basic needs. >> the disabled
KCSMMHZ
Sep 25, 2012 2:30pm PDT
officers. protesters are angry at the cuts in pay and increases in taxis and blame the government and eu institutions for what they call unjust measures -- protesters are angry at the cuts in pay and increases in taxes. correspondent miles johnson is following events in madrid. massive protests today in spain -- why are people taking to the streets in such large numbers? >> i think we have now had months of austerity, but i think there is a growing sign that these austere measures often, in the form of numbers, as people read in the newspapers. >> it appears pretty clear that spain needs help, but the spanish government seems to still be very hesitant to formally ask for eu help. why is that? >> we have a bit of a stalemate at the moment. i think the political stigma, which is attached to requesting a bailout, which would really involve the prime minister going on television in front of his voters and saying, "i have failed" because he was elected in november to avoid this sort of state, but there is a political stigma attached meaning that he is very unlikely to order one unless he is f
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, the general strike in greece -- the first one since the new government took power this summer, has brought much of greece to a standstill this wednesday. >> a diverse range of workers are taking part, from doctors to air traffic controllers. banks, schools, and shops are all closed, and public transportation has been shut down. a 24-hour walkout is to protest the latest round of spending cuts of more than 11 billion euros. 3000 police have been deployed to central athens. >> the main square of athens was a battleground again. a group of young demonstrators set garbage alight and threw molotov cocktails at police. officers hit back, dispersing the crowd. demonstrators fled. the protests started peacefully with tens of thousands of people showing up. the unions who organized the all greek workers. millions live in athens, but on wednesday morning, the streets were quiet. shopkeepers pulled down their shutters. railway workers walked off the job. the top national earner, the shipping industry, stood still. unionists had spent days had prepared for the rally, complaining that a steer the cuts
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
chinese name. it also said the u.s. and japan crafted back room deals to give the japanese government administrative control over senkaku. it calls the alleged agreement illegal and invalid. the government-controlled "china daily" ran similar advertisements last week in "the new york times" and "the washington post." japanese officials launched a protest against the newspapers for printing the ads. the foreign minister koichiro gemba has indicated japanese authorities will increase their efforts to assert their position on the islands to the international community. >> something like information warfare is under way. we need to appeal to the international community even though the status of our country on the island does not change. >> gemba added the japanese government sees no dispute over their sovereignty. and the latest standoff at sea around the senkaku islands is over. four chinese patrol ships left japanese territorial waters. they entered the area earlier in the day and navigated there for several hours. japan coast guard crews spotted the marine surveillance vessels at midda
KCSMMHZ
Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
necessities to more than double over the last ten months. >> translator: the government says it will cut the price of meat, but it's still expensive. >> translator: i can't get by because of the high inflation. >> reporter: iran is also under international military pressure. israel has previously launched preemptive strikes on neighboring countries it suspects of planning to build nuclear weapons. the united states and other nations are staging what some has called the largest ever joint military drill in the persian gulf. but ahmadinejad said there's still room for diplomatic negotiations. >> translator: our negotiating stance has been if western countries provide us with 20% enriched uranium, we have no intention of producing it. we have presented many proposals to western kocountriecountries. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: iran's president says he's open to talks on the nuclear issue. western leaders say he's just trying to buy time. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. on wednesday. it will be his last general chance to impair the recovery. nh
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
had a decades-long lock on governing. the ldp's in opposition now. but with an election on the horizon, members elected abe as their leader, hoping he can help them push the ruling democratic party out of power. nhk's world mayuko amby reports. >> reporter: the outcome of the ldp leadership election marks a political comeback for shinzo abe. he became prime minister of japan in 2006, but he struggled with poor health and resigned after a year in office. >> translator: my victory today will not erase my responsibility for suddenly resigning as prime minister five years ago. keeping that in mind, i will try my utmost with all of you for the party to regain power. >> abe used his campaign to take a tough stance on japan's territorial disputes. he solidified his support base within the party. lawmakers and local party members cast ballots in the first round of voting. four of them opted for the ldp's policy chief shigeru ishiba. only lawmakers could take part in the runoff. most picked abe. public opinion polls suggest the ldp stands a good chance of forming a government after three years
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 9:30am PDT
in prague are protesting against the government ban. they can no longer sell expensive drinks to tourists -- only beer and wine. no one is happy. >> czechs are angry, really mad. drinking spirits is a national pastime. what do you expect. >> but over 20 people have died. the government had to do something. >> everybody suffers just because a couple of people made a mistake. one person sold a bad batch of spirits, and now 10 million people have to suffer. >> the government is introducing new requirements for seals and proofs of origin. only bottles with approve labels will be allowed for sale and export, but many think moonshiner's will just take the new labels, and the new rules come too late for vladimir. doctors say he will never see again. >> spain's regions were once the symbol of democratic progress. for a long time, the regions are prospering and all was well in spain, but that changed dramatically when the financial crisis hit. now, many regions are on the verge of bankruptcy. today, the number of spaniards who can afford it beach is dropping, so it has rediscovered an old idea. >>
KCSMMHZ
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
despite the fact that the source of the conflict remains unresolved. japan's government will work with private firms to step up medical support. the country suffers from a lack of equipment and personnel. officials from the two countries met on wednesday. also taking part were representatives from six firms including medical equipment manufacturers. war and economic sanctions since the 1990s with a serious shortage of facilities and development. they need more doctors and nurses that hampered the efforts to rebuild. the representatives told the officials they will provide support in building hospitals and work to promote the export of medical development to iraq and train personnel to operate such devices. >> translator: we will work with the japanese government to raise the medical capabilities. >> the equipment maker official added that his company hopes to provide devices that will best suit iraq's needs. government officials trying to find more places to dispose of radioactive debris created by the accident at fukushima. an official said they found a second site to put the w
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
that the construction has finally resumed. >> ohma has been receiving grants from the value government for hosting the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i want to prepare quickly. >> industry minister yukio edano says power companies should bear the primary responsibility of winning approval of local municipalities for resuming construction of nuclear plants. he says this remains unchanged from before last year's disaster. >>> members of japan's nuclear regulation authority say they'll examine the ohma plant using new safety standards. they say they won't allow the facility to operate unless it meets the requirements. >>> unemployment in the 17-nation eurozone remaine
KCSMMHZ
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
is permitted. today duda mendes is bringing his freshly-tapped latex to a government collection facility. rubber tapping in the area has turned into a valuable source of income. some 700 families earn a living by it. the government pays a guaranteed price for the latex -- which then gets put to use in the new factory in xapuri. just two dips in the rubber tank, and the condoms are ready. the manufacturing process is fully automatic, but the final quality control is still a hands-on procedure. duda mendes pays a visit to the factory's director. about 160 local residents work here. >> this project shows that we can preserve the rainforest because we can make a living from it when we take care of sustainability. >> the factory already produces 100 million latex condoms per year. laboratory tests show that the rainforest-latex is stronger than latex harvested in plantations. the condoms manage to hold over 40 liters of air before bursting. the local condoms are also distributed free of charge at doctor's offices in town. it's all part of a program sponsored by the brazilian government design
KCSMMHZ
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
was detonated while the children attended sunday school in the capital nairobi. government forces launched an investigation last october to drive out the militant group. s 17 people were killed in strikes on two churches in july. police suspect islamic extremists are involved in the latest incident. >>> japan is among the world's fastest aging country and its economy is struggling with deflation. aiming at retirees are among the few sectors and growth. now some companies are going one step further. >> reporter: having your portrait taken for your own funeral might be strange to some, but in japan it's part of a range of services targeting the growing population of retirees. >> translator: i want to leave behind an enhanced picture of myself. my own favorite shot. >> reporter: people over the age of 65 have increased by more than 1 million over the past year. they make up almost one quarter of the japanese population. a proportion that's steadily on the rise. this wave of retirees was born during japan's post-war baby boom between 1947 and 1949. funeral homes, attorneys, are having an exhib
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 9:30am PDT
the german government-owned kfw development bank, which is lending us money with low interest rates and which we're then going to pass on. >> those low interest rates are possible thanks to the german government's international climate initiative. it helps finance environmental projects all over the world. thanks to that support, elvan gÜven's company was able to invest 10 million dollars in the new deresi dam. it's very modest -- the reservoir looks more like a swimming pool. >> this is the exit of the water channel, which is 1.7 kilometers. we carry the water with its own the water at the headpond and- fill our pen stock with water,p6 meters below. >> so there is no big lake needed? >> there is no big lake needed for this project, we didn't have to cut any trees, nobody has to be moved from their houses. it's a very compact project. >> the water from the pipes powers a generator that produces enough electricity to supply a small town. thirteen people have found work in the new hydroelectric plant. but what do residents think of it? a nearby village is the home of souvenir seller kemal yavu
KCSMMHZ
Sep 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
need assistance and medical help. the government is ignoring us. that's a disgrace. >> haseena's unlikely ever to recover. her mother balkise does the best she can for her with no help from anyone else. it's the harsh everyday reality of the endosulfan victims of kerala. >> india still reserves the right not to follow the the ban of endosulfan under the stockholm convention. energy from wind power is seeing growth rates of up to 27 per cent over the past few years. and morocco, too is discovering its potential. the country's first wind park is in tÁngier where the atlantic meets the mediterranean. a constant breeze offers ideal conditions. with german support, engineers are running more than 160 turbines in an effort to keep up with the country's growing energy demand. >> the arabic word charkee means a "wind from the east." in northern morocco's rif mountains, the charkee blows almost constantly. now it's become one of the country's leading energy sources. it drives the tanger wind farm's 165 turbines. mohamed arrouijal is the wind farm's director. he, four engineers and abou
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 2:00pm PDT
between rebel fighters and government forces in the downtown area. an anti-government activist told nhk the explosions hit the third and fourth floors of the building. four people died.
KCSMMHZ
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
have plagued the relationship. the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands earlier this month triggered the worst falling out in years. china claimed the territory. chinese express their anger by holding large demonstrations. some crowds damaged japanese supermarkets and factories. the civil and political attention prompted both people in both countries to scrap ceremonies marking diplomat relations. delegates attending the assembly in new york watched the tensions simmer all week. diplomats from both countries show the world they were a long way off from finding common ground. >> translator: the islands are inherently chinese territory and there is indisputable historical evidence tho demonstrate this fact. japan stole them in 1985 at the end of the japanese war. >> chinese foreign minister chi called the nationalization a unilateral action that grossly violates china's sovereignty. he said it constitutes a grave challenge to the international order and to the u.n. charter. reply to refute china's claim. >> from 1885, surveys of the senkaku islands has been conduct
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
that the construction has finally resumed. >> ohma has been receiving grants from the central government for hosting the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipality are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i want to prepare quickly. >> industry minister yukio edano says power companies should bear the primary responsibility of winning approval of local municipalities for resuming construction of nuclear plants. he says this remains unchanged from before last year's disaster. members of japan's nuclear regulation authority say they'll examine the ohma plant using new safety standards. they say they won't allow the facility to operate unless it meets the requirements. >>> japan's prime minister is looking ahead to a fall fu
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